When Fred Ryan, Ronald Reagan’s chief of staff from 1989 to 1995, first toured the soon-to-be-former-president’s future office suite on the 34th floor of Fox Plaza, the floors were littered with bullet shells and broken glass.
The space was being used for the filming of 1988’s Die Hard, and when production wrapped, Reagan could have the only remaining space in the just-completed tower. When Ryan inquired about the building — Reagan was breaking tradition by choosing private office space over a federal building — he was told the building was full. But when word got back to 20th Century Fox owner and Reagan pal Marvin Davis, space miraculously became available. When Ryan informed the Secret Service of the choice, an agent deadpanned, “Great, you just picked a building where there’s been a movie made about how terrorists can blow it up.”
Ronald Reagan’s post-presidential offices were at Nakatomi Plaza! (via Hollywood Reporter)